Australia: The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has formed a new strategic alliance with Airbus Group Australia Pacific Ltd (AGAP). The agreement was signed in an inaugural alliance management committee meeting during the Australian International Air Show at Avalon. The alliance will see the two organisations work closely together on a range of research and development projects related to aerospace defence technologies. It will facilitate collaboration between DSTO and the Airbus Group in defence aircraft systems (including helicopters) and communications. Initially it will focus on maximising the capability of ADF aerospace fleets throughout their service life, and on improving communications capability.
“Our collaboration with Airbus Group will ensure the highest levels of support for the ADF’s future aerospace systems,” said Dr Zelinsky.